Terminators: Wordplays for Ideas & Insights
The Limits of Knowing
Epistemology is the study of knowledge:
the scope and limits of what can be known. It comes from the Greek noun
'episteme' meaning knowledge, from the verb 'epistanai' meaning to
understand, to know; from 'epi-' and 'histanai' meaning to cause to
stand. An irony: one thing a scientist needs to do is to stand up for
what one knows.